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SENYLRC: Cataloging in Transition

Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Presenter: Christopher Cronin, Director of Technical Services, University of Chicago Library

The cataloging profession is on the cusp of major changes in the content and encoding standards it uses to provide access to library resources. Learn about the development, testing, and adoption of the new cataloging code, Resource Description and Access (RDA), as well as the conceptual model that influenced the design of RDA, the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR). Participants will also be introduced to the Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative, an effort to transition from the MARC standard to a new carrier for bibliographic data.

About the presenter:
Christopher Cronin is Director of Technical Services at the University of Chicago Library, and received his Master of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. He is active on several committees of the American Library Association and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). He is currently on the Policy Committee of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the Editorial Board of the ALCTS journal Library Resources & Technical Services, and a member of the ALA Committee on Organization. He recently chaired a PCC task group that created the RDA BIBCO Standard Record guidelines. Chris will be part of the 2013 class of Harvard University’s Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians Class of 2013. In addition to his publications on metadata and cataloging, Chris has been a consultant on a number of metadata initiatives, both nationally and internationally. He was the coordinator for the University of Chicago’s testing, and subsequent implementation, of RDA.

Registration: Registration is required to receive the webinar’s active URL.
Cost: Programs are FREE to library staff within the SENYLRC region. There is a $10 charge for library staff from other regions of New York State.
Time: All programs in this series are 10 am to 12 pm EST. The programs are live and interactive.
Location: The webinars will be live via the internet using AdobeConnect with URLs that will provided prior to the program. If you would like to participate in the program and network with colleagues, SENYLRC will provide group viewing in the large conference room.
Registration: Registration is required to receive the webinar’s active URL.

Information on the full series of webinars can be found on our blog here:
This series of programs is supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Fri Mar 22, 2013 2pm – 4pm GMT (no daylight saving)
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